lighted Halloween jar
Decorating,  Feature

Halloween BOO jar

Fall and the slowly shortening days makes me crave coffee and tea. One of the tea brands I like is from this region and comes in a fun jar that I thought would be great for a Halloween decoration this year.

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Paromi tea comes in a dark jar with a black lid. The exterior is already more of a chalk finish in a “pastel black”. Seemed perfect for this type of project and I’ve been meaning to do it for a while now after finishing my first jar of Chamomile Lavender (great evening time tea to wind down).

The label was relatively easy to take off and that was a relief because I don’t really like the smell of Goo Gone. Also, I was a bit worried that the light wouldn’t show through but it gives just enough light to be seen. Perfect for a creepy or romantic evening (all depends on the music playing in the background, right?).

I practiced how I wanted the “BOO” and the bats to look on a piece of paper with a Sharpie prior to drawing on the jar. I knew that I had one shot, unless I wanted to empty my existing jar of tea into something else. Using a marker meant for use on glass, I drew on “Boo” and a few bats. Turned out better than I thought!

Instructions for construction

Materials

  • Paromi tea jar
  • Glass marker(s) (white, yellow or another light color will work best on the black jar)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Halloween stickers (optional)
  • Fairy lights or battery operated candle

Steps

  1. Drink a LOT of tea! 🙂 (or just put the tea bags in another glass or metal container for safe keeping)
  2. Take the label off. When peeling, peel slow but with enough angle to get the label off cleanly. If it doesn’t come completely off the jar, use Goo Gone or another sticky residue remover.
  3. Wipe down with alcohol and let dry. This step helps make sure you have a clean surface to work with when drawing.
  4. Use a glass marker (remember light colors work best on the Paromi jars), draw whatever Halloween saying you want. “BOO” is easiest of course and will definitely fit.
    • If you don’t have a glass marker or find it easier, using Halloween stickers is always an option!
  5. Put lit fairy lights into the jar (or battery-operated candle) and voila! You’re done!
Lighted jar with BOO on it

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